Thursday, October 17, 2013

Common Pierrot

The Common Pierrot ( Castalius rosimon) like its name suggests is another common butterfly in our garden. Keeps close to the ground and is pretty fearless of me. I routinely had Common Pierrot's sitting on plants right next to my feet and some times on my tripod too! 

This is one butterfly with whom I can comfortably use my macro lens.  Fond of basking in the sun, puddles of mud and visiting animal droppings.

If you closely see the hind wing, you will notice a tiny white tipped black tail that this butterfly has, a common feature of many Pierrot's.